Item description for Summer Breeze (The Four Seasons of a Marriage Series #2) by Catherine Palmer & Gary Chapman...
Overview The second in the Four Seasons series introduces Kim and Derek Finley, who face family problems when Derek's overbearing mother comes to live with them. Unabridged. 8 CDs.
Publishers Description Nothing spells disaster like a meddling mother-in-law. Unfortunately for Kim Finley, hers has come to visit... indefinitely. Not that Kim couldn't use the help: she recently returned to work, leaving the care of her ten-year-old twins to her new houseguest. What she didn't count on was Miranda's unwanted decorating tips and unending criticism.Kim's husband, Derek, soon finds himself volleying between the woman he loves and the mother he can't escape. With the increasing demands of his job as a Water Patroloman, Derek can barely keep from drowning.Winter may be drifting into the Finley household, but summer is in full swing in Deepwater Cove, and the members of the Tea Lovers' Club intend to take full advantage. There are barbecues to plan, neighbors to help, and a new store owner to welcome. But when they lose the one person who brings them together, the community craves the calm only a summer breeze can bring.
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Studio: Oasis Audio
Running Time: 600.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.99" Width: 6.2" Height: 1.93" Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2007
Publisher OASIS AUDIO #514
Series 4 Seasons
Series Number 2
ISBN 159859236X ISBN13 9781598592368
Availability 0 units.
More About Catherine Palmer & Gary Chapman
Gary Chapman is the author of the New York Times best-seller The Five Love Languages and numerous other books. He's the director of Marriage & Family Life Consultants, Inc., and host of A Growing Marriage, a syndicated radio program heard on over 100 stations across North America. He and his wife, Karolyn, live in North Carolina.Catherine Palmer is the Christy Award-winning, CBA best-selling author of more than forty novels - including The Bachelor's Bargain - which have more than 2 million copies in print. She lives in Missouri with her husband, Tim, and two sons."
Catherine Palmer currently resides in the state of Missouri. Catherine Palmer was born in 1956.
Reviews - What do customers think about Summer Breeze (The Four Seasons of a Marriage Series #2)?
Great Read Sep 7, 2008
Loved this series of books. All were very easy to relate to no matter what season your marriage is in.
the seasons of relationship Jan 21, 2008
Summer Breeze, by Catherine Palmer and Gary Chapman, is one of a series of four novels based on the seasons of relationships described in Chapman's The Four Seasons of Marriage. This is the first of the series I've read but I'm definitely looking for the other three.
Recently I heard Pam and Bill Farrel on the radio, discussing their book Men Are Life Waffles - Women Are Like Spaghetti, so it was especially interesting to follow the characters of Derek and Kim in this book and see how they fit the Farrels' categories. Derek, the water patrolman, wants to keep the areas of his life in neatly separated boxes (the sections of the waffle) while Kim sees everything as being intertwined (like pieces of spaghetti) and reacts accordingly. Predictably, their different perspectives and their different love languages create some tense moments.
I also enjoyed eavesdropping as Derek's neighbor Charlie explains how he used fishing techniques (empathetic listening) to resolve a touchy situation with his wife. Derek is a quick learner and puts the ideas in play with his step-daughter and later his wife, who then uses them successfully with her mother-in-law.
Altogether an entertaining book with some interesting lessons hidden inside. Recommended!
Strong Women Sep 1, 2007
As with the 1st book, depicted women are strong and faithful to their faith, however I find them somewhat unbending and rather shrewish, while the men are silently strong and see the women as difficult to get along with. I'd like a better balance.
Summer Breeze- Hot Topics Jul 31, 2007
Patsy Pringle's hair salon takes the area's pulse within its newly formed group, The Tea Lovers' Club. It allows the ladies to share their good news and their worries. In Book Two of this series, Kim Finley is center stage. Her mother-in-law, Miranda, has come to visit indefinitely and care for the twins, and nothing Kim does is right. Kim's concern over her daughter Lydia's rebellious actions and worry over Luke's diabetes is very stressful. How will she handle Derek's perfectly put together mother? And how will Derek manage the two women he loves most?
The citizens have adopted Cody Goss, a homeless man, and when Miranda orchestrates his leaving, no one is happy about it. This mother-in-law has stirred up more than one family.
Chapman and Palmer have created characters who share real down-to-earth problems. Their blend of humor and honesty sheds a revealing light at how God would have us handle life's stressors.
Summer Breeze ~ Reviewed Jul 17, 2007
I don't like to give away the story when I review a book. So instead of talking about the plot, I just want to tell you this second book in the Four Seasons series is as good as the first. The same quirky characters are back, along with some new ones.
I like how Palmer and Chapman deliver with a touch of humor, real issues couples face in marriage. There are really about four stories going on here, some of which are left unresolved. I imagine they will be the focus of the next books in the series. One can only hope. I want to see more of the residents of Deepwater Cove.
I think Palmer and Chapman have a winning series going. A great summer read. A great read any time of year.
Reviewed by Ane Mulligan http://www.anemulligan.com/